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Lay Dominican Group

 A small group of Lay Dominicans meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30pm – currently on Zoom – for about 60-75 minutes. We have a blend of prayer and of discussion as we consider what it means to bring the Word of God into our daily living. If you would like to know more about the Lay Dominicans or would like to join our Zoom meeting on Sunday 20th June when we shall be exploring our celebration of liturgy in a time of pandemic then contact Andy Doyle (andydoyle1066@sky.com or 0798 543 4185).  

13 – 27 June 2021

Sunday 13 June – Sunday XI
10:00am
Open for pre-booked attendance only
6:30pm
Open for pre-booked attendance only
Tuesday 15
12:15pm
Public Mass
Wednesday 16 – St Richard of Chichester, Bishop
7:00pm
Public Mass
Friday 18
12:15pm
Public Mass
Saturday 19
9:15am
Public Mass
Martin Taylor
Sunday 20 – Sunday XII
10:00am
Open for pre-booked attendance only
6:30pm
Open for pre-booked attendance only
Tuesday 22 – SS John Fisher and Thomas More MM
12:15pm
Public Mass
Mary Jo Urqhart
Wednesday 23
7:00pm
Public Mass
Thursday 24 – The Nativity of St John the Baptist
12:15pm
Public Mass
Friday 25
9:15am
Public Mass
Sunday 27 – Sunday XIII
10:00am
Open for pre-booked attendance only
6:30pm
Open for pre-booked attendance only

Sowing the seed

We all love a good story. A story makes us think, and stimulates our imagination. Jesus often used stories – parables – as a way to get the attention of the people. He wanted his teaching not only to enter their heads, but their hearts, too.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells two little parables about seeds. Many of those listening  were farmers. They knew what it was to plant seed and to wait anxiously, watching for the rain and the sunshine, hoping that the crops would grow. It would seem like a miracle when the precious crops grew and ripened and the harvest was ready at last. Jesus’ disciples knew, too, how a tiny mustard seed could grow into a tough and straggly plant.

What does the seed in the parables represent? It could stand for Jesus’ own teaching. Starting with a few disciples, he had now gathered a crowd of followers. The kingdom of God was growing, and it would go on growing. The tiny seed that Jesus planted has sprouted until, today, his disciples are all over the world. Or, the seed could stand for our own response to Jesus’ teaching; our words and actions of love. Whenever we show our care for one another and witness to our faith, we are planting seeds of the kingdom of God, and the Lord will make them grow.